Poland and Slovakia: Bilateral Relations in a Multilateral Context (2004–2016)

Essays on Politics and Economics

Edited by Joanna Dyduch, Igor Kosir, Sebastian Jakubowski, and Jaroslav Usiak

ibidem Press

Poland and Slovakia: Bilateral Relations in a Multilateral Context (2004–2016)

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Pub Date: September 2017

ISBN: 9783838210469

280 Pages

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Poland and Slovakia: Bilateral Relations in a Multilateral Context (2004–2016)

Essays on Politics and Economics

Edited by Joanna Dyduch, Igor Kosir, Sebastian Jakubowski, and Jaroslav Usiak

ibidem Press

This book investigates the complex relations between the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic in the context of ongoing processes in the European Union's political and economic system. The basic assumption of the study is that Polish-Slovak relations are affected and shaped not only by the interaction between the two of them but also by the dynamics of the European and global international environment. The authors explore different aspects of the interconnectedness of Warsaw and Bratislava. This includes the analysis of political, economic, and social dimensions of bilateral relations in the multilateral context. One of the goals of this volume is to define areas and spheres of Poland's and Slovakia's common interest, as well as to point out those areas with the highest potential for development. It also defines and analyzes problematic issues in common relations that could be seen as obstacles in developing cooperation in specific areas and politically strategic areas like foreign and security policy. Moreover, the book seeks to measure the extent to which Polish-Slovak relations are affected by the European integration process.
This ambitious and valuable book provides an advanced introduction to bilateral aspects of European integration development between two neighboring Central European nations (Poland and Slovakia) as well as their activities in a multilateral environment. Saleh Mothana Obadi, Slovak Academy of Sciences
This book presents an ambitious and in-depth analysis of Polish-Slovak relations in the political and economical sphere, the field of security, and many other areas. The collection offers a set of challenging perspectives that refresh the current bilateral cooperation. Robert Wiszniowski, University of Wroclaw
The book will be a very interesting and fruitful part of the discussion on bilateral relations between these two EU member states. The book presents a most welcome new assessment and is filling the gap in the existing literature on the economic and political relations between Poland and Slovakia. The study is an example of deep, systematic work about the influence of the European integration on the bilateral relations between two neighbouring EU members. Adam A. Ambroziak, Warsaw School of Economics

About the Author

Joanna Dyduch is assistant professor im the department of European studies at the University of Wroclaw. Her books include Selected Politics of the European Union: Evolution in the Context of the Lisbon Treaty and the Europe 2020 Strategy (2012), European Union Development: Challenges and Strategies (2013), and European Union as an Global Actor: Political Integration: Identity Issues and Foreign Policy (2014).

Igor Kosír is a professor in the department of international relations and diplomacy at the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic. He is the author of several books including Foreign Trade Policy of European Union (2007), International Economic Integration: from Autarky to Global Economic Integration (2010), European Perspectives of Western Balkan Countries (2015), and Alternatives of European Integration Development (2015).

Sebastian Jakubowski is assistant professor in the Institute of Economic Sciences at the University of Wrocław. His research interests are focused on the economic policy and structural changes that shaped Central and Eastern Europe after the collapse of communism. He is also an organizer of the biannual International Wroclaw Symposiums on Economic Policy.

Jaroslav Usiak is associate professor in the department of political science and international relations at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic. He is author and co-author of several books: Bezpečnost ako kategória (Security as a category), Security Policy of the Slovak Republic – Development, Cornerstone and Implications, and Security and Strategic Culture of the Visegrad Group Countries, and also of several academic articles on international relation and security studies, focusing on regional security mainly in Central Europe.